Vatican Issues Report on the Science Climate Change

A working group of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, one of the oldest scientific institutes in the world, issued a sobering report on the impacts for humankind as a result of the global retreat of mountain glaciers as a result of human activity leading to climate change. In their declaration, the working group calls, “on all people and nations to recognize the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of global warming caused by the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, and by changes in forests, wetlands, grasslands, and other land uses.” Read the report and see visuals in Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthopocene.

50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice

A coalition of over 200 U.S. grassroots, women’s, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic-justice, youth, labor and development organizations dedicated to the profound transformation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Maryknoll Missioners

Maryknoll Missioners is a U.S.-based Catholic mission movement. Since 1911, Maryknoll has responded to the worldwide cry of people in need, such as the poor, the sick, the elderly, war-zone refugees, and orphans. The three distinct branches of Maryknoll Missioners are Maryknoll Society (Fathers and Brothers), Maryknoll Congregation (Sisters), and us, Maryknoll Lay Missioners. http://home.maryknoll.org/maryknoll/

Global Exchange

Global Exchange envisions a people-centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities. http://www.globalexchange.org

Green America

Green America, formerly called Co-op America, is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982. Its mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Publishes the National Green Pages, a renowned directory of sustainable businesses. http://www.coopamerica.org

NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby

NETWORK is a progressive voice within the Catholic community that has been influencing Congress in favor of peace and justice for more than 30 years.  Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, it strives to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence. http://www.networklobby.org

Target Earth

In an age of global environmental demise, Christians are called to live with excellence. Target Earth is active in 15 countries — buying up endangered lands, protecting people, saving the jaguar, sharing the love of Jesus, feeding the hungry, and reforesting ravaged terrain.  http://www.targetearth.org

Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. Members write personal letters and emails to and meet with our representatives in Congress, working through churches, campuses and other organizations to engage more people in advocacy. http://www.bread.org

Fair Trade

Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. www.transfairusa.org

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange’s builds long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, fostering relationships between farmers and consumers to demonstrate the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Sells fair-trade coffees, chocolates and teas. www.equalexchange.coop

Heifer International

Heifer empowers people across the globe to create sustainable sources of food and income by providing them with livestock and educational programs for their care. www.heifer.org

Jobs with Justice

Founded in 1987, JWJ’s mission is to improve working people’s standard of living, fight for job security, and protect workers’ right to organize. www.jwj.org